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    Needing to fix a few minor spots in my almost flawless gel coat on my 79' Witchcraft. The shop I was anticipating on doing the work is trying to track the colors down and hitting a few snags. Wondering if anyone has color charts from back then? I started to google it but there are so many different companies and variations. Any assistance is appreciated. I have to match the 3 colors on this thing as best as I can
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    try Lilly-Ram, they are reproducing the older Valspar color lines from that era. Call AJ @ Shur-fab 909/923-2200 in Ontario cal. They are distributors of the Lilly Ram line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 79witchcraft View Post
    Needing to fix a few minor spots in my almost flawless gel coat on my 79' Witchcraft. The shop I was anticipating on doing the work is trying to track the colors down and hitting a few snags. Wondering if anyone has color charts from back then? I started to google it but there are so many different companies and variations. Any assistance is appreciated. I have to match the 3 colors on this thing as best as I can
    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but that gel coat is no longer available. The problem is that all of the gel coat back then was lead based that is no longer used in the gel coat today. Yellow is also the hardest to match. We have had to completely shoot a deck because it is impossible to match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg shoemaker View Post
    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but that gel coat is no longer available. The problem is that all of the gel coat back then was lead based that is no longer used in the gel coat today. Yellow is also the hardest to match. We have had to completely shoot a deck because it is impossible to match.
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    Thats what I've been finding out as well. I guess I'll just rely on the fact that the shop doing it will have to get it darn near as close to a match as possible. Wish it was a much easier, simpler process to work with like automotive paints.

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    Thanks for the referral...you just saved the day it sounds like. Talked to AJ and it sounds like he can make me exact matches if I send him a few chips of the original colors.

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    try Lilly-Ram, they are reproducing the older Valspar color lines from that era. Call AJ @ Shur-fab 909/923-2200 in Ontario cal. They are distributors of the Lilly Ram line.

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    Hit up Trg on here Todd is the mang

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    This is a huge problem in the boating industry, although i do agree with the ginger and the old man out in Norco ive found success with clear blending yellows reds and oranges from the early 80's the yellow especially is either too red (5L-55) or green (5l-27) in blending the colors its applied the exact way you see fades on newer gel schemes where colors fade light to dark if you are good with a gun and air pressure, you can make it damn near non detectable, you can blend out the custom matched color over a smaller area rather re gelcoating a cap or entire side, granted, there are some instances that will not allow you to blend in which case a full recolor will have to take place.

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    I decided to get a little custom with the repair work. Picks to follow next week....stay tuned

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